Wood County, WVWTAP

One person dead after single-car crash on Emerson Avenue

WOOD COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - A fatal crash occurred earlier this afternoon on Emerson Avenue. Authorities are saying that the driver of a pickup truck is dead after veering off Emerson Avenue heading north, going over the guard rail and falling some distance off the road. The Wood County Sheriff’s...
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Crime & SafetyWTAP

Crash reported on Emerson Avenue

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A crash has been reported on Emerson Avenue. It is believed to only involve one vehicle, though that is still being confirmed by authorities. The number of passengers in the vehicle is unknown. Emerson Avenue is currently completely closed to traffic. Fire Departments from Williamstown, Waverly,...
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Ohio StateWSAZ

Community mourns loss of teen killed in car crash

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - A community is mourning the loss of a teenager who was killed in a car crash Sunday. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say 19-year-old Jacob Wolfe died after a truck crossed the center line on state Route 7, just north of Chester in Meigs County, hitting Wolfe’s car head-on.
Monongalia County, WVWBOY

Parkersburg man charged after pursuit through Monongalia County

WESTOVER, W.Va. — A Parkersburg man has been charged after a pursuit through Monongalia County. On July 26, troopers with the Morgantown detachment of the West Virginia State Police assisted in a vehicle pursuit of a 1994 Dodge Dakota which began at JC Penney’s at the mall near Westover, according to a criminal complaint.
Marietta, OHWTAP

Train hits car in Marietta on Monday morning

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - A train hits a car Monday morning in Marietta, Ohio. The Marietta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says a train hit a car in Marietta on 370 Gravel Bank Road at 6:44 a.m. The driver of the Chevy Suburban was treated for minor injuries but did not go to the hospital.
Ohio StateWDTN

Ohio University suspends another frat for hazing violations

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University has suspended another fraternity for violating hazing rules. The Athens-based school has notified the Delta Pi chapter of Sigma Chi that it has been suspended for four years following an investigation by the school that revealed student code of conduct violations. The fraternity accepted...
Ohio StateAthens News

Ohio University suspends Delta Pi chapter of Sigma Chi

Ohio University suspended the Delta Pi chapter of Sigma Chi on Tuesday on grounds of physical brutality and coercion. Sigma Chi is the second Ohio University fraternity to be suspended from campus this month; the Delta Tau Delta fraternity was suspended in early July for several violations of the student code of conduct including furnishing alcohol and coerced consumption of substances, The Athens NEWS previously reported.
Racine, OHThe Daily Sentinel

Party in the Park

RACINE — The entertainment lineup has been announced for Racine’s Party in the Park to be held Sept. 9-11. The annual event takes place at Racine’s Star Mill Park featuring live music, activities and the Cruisin’ Saturday Night Car Show. This is the 12th year for Party in the Park.
GovernmentParkersburg News & Sentinel

Jury trial begins for Parkersburg man accused of killing neighbor

PARKERSBURG –The jury in the trial of a Parkersburg man accused of killing his neighbor will have to decide if the act was premeditated or if it was done in self-defense. The trial of Chester Lilly III, 33, accused of the June 2019 killing of 40-year-old Travis Shane Peters, got underway Monday in Wood County Circuit Court before Judge Robert Waters.

Two new firefighters hired in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - The Parkersburg Fire Department hired two new firefighters Monday, Patrick Smith and Marcus Moore. Smith has served as a volunteer firefighter in Williamstown. The two went through an extensive hiring process that included a written examination, an agility test, and interviewing with the department, and meeting...
Athens, OHWOUB

Athens Co. Confirms 4 New COVID-19 Cases For July 27

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 5,269 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four new cases were reported Tuesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the news on July 27, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved two people 20-29 and...
LifestyleParkersburg News & Sentinel

New Fit30 classes pump up patrons at Parkersburg YMCA

PARKERSBURG — Patrons have seen an increase in the number of specialized fitness classes at the YMCA of Parkersburg thanks to personal trainer Michaela Piendel. Piendel on June 28 launched Fit30, a new 30-minute Functional Interval Training class. It’s designed to adapt to all fitness levels with a small class size ratio of 1:10. The class is ideal for anyone interested in weight loss, increased endurance, strength training, or improving overall mobility, athleticism and health.